Thursday, March 27, 2008

Solar Rooftops In Fontana (Press Enterprise Thurs. March 27, 2008)

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I believe that this is a great Idea that should have been done when the whole Electrical Problem started in California, but nobody did anything back then! Now it is still a great Idea and should also be offered to go onto houses and be maintained by the Municipal or Electrical company that has the responsibility to keep the electricity in the area flowing to the houses!! It would be a great Idea to do this and not just the rooftops of the commercial buildings. 

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Solar rooftops in Fontana

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03:58 PM PDT on Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Press-Enterprise

On the rooftop of a warehouse in Fontana, Southern California Edison officials announced Thursday the launching of the world's largest solar cell project. They said by placing solar panels on warehouses in inland Southern California, the utility plans to produce 250 megawatts of electricity, enough to serve about 162,000 homes.

A major goal of the five-year project, said John Bryson, Edison International's chairman and chief executive, is to cut in half the cost of producing solar energy from photovoltaic cells while reaping the benefits of a clean energy source that works best in the hot summer hours when demand for electricity is greatest.

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The Associated Press
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announces the installation of new solar panels on the rooftop of ProLogis in Fontana.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Bryson and Public Utility Commissioner Mike Peevey at a press conference unveiling the $875 million project.

The governor said the initiative, which would spread solar panels on 65 million square feet of rooftops, will help the state reach its goals of providing 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2010 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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